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(Updated   June 29 2015)

Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.01 billion
Mobiles  983.7 million 
Landlines: 26.3 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  102  million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 86  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  E-commerce is Indias new sun-rise industry; set to reach USD 16 billion this year: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study
Ericsson  Study: Indian Mobile Broadband landscape ( May 2015)

Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market


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Maiden edition of Tektronix T&M Forum in Bangalore focuses on new digital technologies
Danske Bank opens tech support centre in Bangalore
Tech corporates support Digital India plans
Tech corporates support Digital India plans
Facebook launches lite version in India for slower connections, entry level Android phones
Yahoo to tap Indian mobile developers with events in Delhi, Bangalore
Airtel is now world's no. 3 mobile operator
Personal Technologies  
Airtel is now world's no. 3 mobile operator
Travel & Tourism Technology  
Internet of Things driving airline travel tech: SITA
GE's affordable CT Scanner is 'Made in India'

Product Pulse  
M 330 & M 350... twin phone launches from InFocus
IT happened in India
  Danske Bank opens tech support centre in Bangalore
  Bangalore  July 2 2015: Danske IT and Support Services Center is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danske Bank, the largest bank in the Nordic Region of Europe,  has  opened a centre in this city. The state-of-the-art facility at the RMZ Ecoworld, (SEZ Campus) was inaugurated by Jim Ditmore, Member of the Board and COO in the presence of  Poul Muller, Development Director of Group IT Separate Entities,  Agnes Egsgaar, Head of Group IT Planning & Communication, Group IT and  Pankaj Gupta, Member of the Board and Managing Director, Danske IT and Support Services India Private Limited, who will be heading operations in India. ....
Tech corporates support Digital India plans
New Delhi, July 2 2015  ( updated  July 3 0800 2015): India's ambitious  digitization   and digital governance  programme  was launched  yesterday by the Prime Minister, by kicking off Digital India week in New Delhi. ....
Airtel is now world's no. 3 mobile operator
New Delhi, July 1  2015:  Leading India-based telecom provider  Bharti Airtel with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa has become the third largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers. ...
K.P.P.Nambiar: He proved we could 'Make in India' -- 40 years ago
IndiaTecOnline   remembers  an icon of  Indian  Information Technology Bangalore  July 1 2015:  KPP Nambiar, India's Infotech pioneer and the man who created the model -- in Kerala-- of state driven electronics manufacture -- passed away yesterday in Bangalore, at the age of 86. ...
Facebook launches lite version in India for slower connections, entry level Android phones
Bangalore, June 30 2015: Facebook brings  its lighter version  Facebook Lite to India  this week --tailored to work on  entry level Android devices fueled by  slower  2G networks. ...

Education and e-learning
IEEE blended learning programme at Bangalore's Sai Vidya Institute of Technology
Bangalore, India. June 17 2015: IEEE, has signed an agreement with the  Bangalore -based  engineering college, Sai Vidya Institute of Technology (SVIT), to offer the IEEE Blended Learning Programme (BLP) in VLSI to all their Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE). ....
Indian kids excel at Intel Science Fair
Bangalore, June 17, 2015: Seventeen young innovators from India excelled at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), held last month  in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA,  bagging 5 Grand awards and 6 Special awards. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Virtual Reality set to take travel industry by storm: Bloomberg
June 28 2015: Virtual Reality hardware is suddenly cheap, portable, and there for the travel-brand taking.  Bloomberg Business  has refently surveyed the burgeoning  VR  market for the trave, hospitality  and tourism industry, in an article entitled How Oculus and Cardboard Are Going to Rock the Travel Industry. ....
Luggage beacons loom big in airlines' tech plans says SITA
Brussels, June 27, 2015: A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge over the next three years as airlines invest in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), finds the  SITA 2015 Airline IT Trends Survey, released here yesterday. ....

BeFit app now live for Mumbai users, soon India wide
Mumbai,  July  2  2015: The beFITsocial app is now available on Android platform.brings complete fitness solutions on your mobile. The app has been launched in Mumbai market, and will be live in other key metros very soon. The beFIT app is will also be launched in Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila and Kuala Lumpur within the next couple of months. ....
GOQii fitness band: A trainer is part of the deal!
The GOQii Life fitness tracker comes with a  certified,  fitness coach, accessible 24/7, whom you can personally choose based on your fitness goals. The coach monitors  and analyzes data feed from the wearable band, like hours of sleep, number of steps taken, calories burnt, etc. ....
HealthGenie app helps find health products on the Web
New Delhi   April 23 2015:  Leading India-based healthcare  e-tailer, Healthgenie. ...

Product Pulse
M 330 & M 350... twin phone launches from InFocus
 InFocus has launched two Android smart phones – with slight variations in specs and design June 30  2015: When a leading projection and display technologies brand decides to make its foray into smart phones, it's USP will be camera performance. ....
Dell Latitude 14 Model 3450: : This laptop means business!
June 22  2015: Recalling  Mark Twain's classic  quip when he read his own obituary in the newspaper, it's time to say about the laptop computer: Rumours of its death are an exaggeration.  Industry  surveys speak of laptop and notebook  travails  in the face of the tablet onslaught. ....
Micromax Canvas Sliver 5: Slimmer sliver!
Micromax launches new size zero phone -- with innovative after-sales service Bangalore, June 22 2015:  Micromax has gone on a diet. ...

IT's for you
  Acer unveils new product range, brings world-first curved 34 inch monitor to India
Bangalore, July 1 2015:  Acer India,  has brought a full slate of new  computing and display products to India -- including  the industry's first  34 inch curved  4K UHD display in ultra wide 21: 9 format-- the XR341CKA Other significant launches include: The new Aspire E5 Series with  14-inch and 15. ....
Online furniture portal Pepperfry, launches mobile app
Jujne 28 2015: Leading Indian onoine furniture and home decor  portal, Pepperfry   has launched its mobile app based on extensive consumer insights. It aims to  simplify   furniture shopping experiences while on the go. The site offers 75,000+ furniture and home products to choose from. ....
Samsung unveils 2 new tabs for India
Bangalore, June 19, 2015:  has launched   two mid-segment tablets-Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab E in India. ...
Vu launches speakers specially for TV
New Delhi, June 17, 2015:  Vu Luxury Televisions,   has launched launches a new speaker product 'VU TViST Speakers'-- the world’s first speakers made exclusively for television. ...
New sensor from Microchip is a combo of analogue and digital outputs
New Delhi, June 10 2015: Leader in microcontroller, mixed-signal, analogue and Flash-IP solutions,  Microchip Technology, has launched a useful  combo of  analog and digital current sensor – the PAC1921. ...

IT people
  Ashraf ElArman is Managing Director of Xerox India
July 2, 2015:  Ashraf ElArman is  the new  Managing Director of Xerox India.  effective June 22, 2015.  Ashraf joins Xerox India from his role as General Manager of Xerox Egypt. He has been with Xerox since 1990 and has held various senior-level positions including Director of Marketing and Director of Sales Operations. ....
N.Venkatraman joins Happiest Minds as CFO
Bangalore, July2 2015: N Venkatraman  is the  new CFO of digital transformation, infrastructure & security and product engineering services company, Happiest Minds .  Venkatraman comes to Happiest Minds with multiple years of experience in the finance domain, his recent role being the CFO at Sonata Software, a $ 270mn global IT services company. ....
Rahul Agarwal to lead Lenovo in India as MD
Bangalore, June 30, 2015: Rahul Agarwal  is the new  Managing Director for Lenovo India,  taking over from Amar Babu  who moves to the position of  as COO, Lenovo, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Lenovo India. ...

Best of the rest
Digital Banking: Apps, the new bank manager
Banks are analysing customer-specific data to offer a range of banking products, from loans to bill payments, over the mobile ... Financial Express June 22 2015

TCS bets on artificial intelligence with Ignio
Tech firms are investing in artificial intelligence platforms to help clients cut operational costs, avoid human intervention in repetitive tasks...  some within  TCS  bill   ( their recent work) as one of the most significant technological innovations to come out of the $15 billion company: An artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform. Live MINT, June 8 2015

Is the Internet about to go local
There is a possibility of community Internets arising in India —made, run and maintained by local communities by and for themselves ... Live Mint  June 1 2015


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